Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited to approximately 70-100 students each semester. To be considered for admission, students must have completed foundational legal studies and thus be prepared for and capable of advanced legal studies. There is a presumptive requirement that all participants hold a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) or higher.
Most seats at CTLS are reserved for students from the Center's global partner schools, which generally view it as an honors program and nominate students on a highly selective basis. A limited number of spots are also available to highly qualified law students from non-partner law schools. These applicants are referred to as "independent candidates."
Independent candidates from U.S. law schools should note that the semester abroad program offered by CTLS is approved by the ABA.
Application Process and Required Materials
Georgetown and Partner School Applicants: please see green shaded area at the bottom of this page.
Independent candidates must complete an online application and submit the following supporting documentation:
- Résumé or CV
- Letter of Good Standing from current law school
- Letter of recommendation from faculty member or employer
- Official transcript from current or most recently attended law school
Proficiency in English is essential to participate. Minimum English-language proficiency scores are: TOEFL 100/250/600;IELTS 7.0. All non-native English speakers will be required to provide documentation of their English proficiency as a part of their application. Documentation can be in the form of TOEFL or IELTS test scores, a transcript from an institution where the language of instruction is English, or an individual letter of reference attesting to the student's English proficiency.
Georgetown and Partner School Applicants: please contact your home school for details.
Independent candidates: tuition fees for 2018-2019 are US$12,500, or, if higher, the equivalent of a student's home school tuition (up to a maximum of US $20,000).
Other Fees and Expenses
CTLS reserves the right to cancel any program when deemed appropriate due to unforeseen circumstances.